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Dear Riverside MS/HS and Laura Irwin Elementary students, parents and community;

Superintendent Jory Thompson

I hope this letter finds you all in good health and high spirits as we prepare to embark on another exciting academic year. As the newly appointed Superintendent of your esteemed Big Horn County School District #4, it is with great pleasure and a sense of duty that I extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you.

First and foremost, I would like to express my deep gratitude to the diligent teachers, dedicated staff, and committed parents who have played an integral role in shaping our school community. Your unwavering support and tireless efforts have been instrumental in fostering an environment where our students can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

As a proud, agricultural rural community, we are blessed with a unique set of values and traditions that have been passed down through generations. It is my utmost priority to honor and preserve these cherished principles while embracing the ever-changing landscape of education. Together, we will strive to provide our students with a well-rounded education that not only equips them with academic knowledge but also instills in them a strong sense of character, integrity, and resilience.

Additionally, I have truly been impressed with the quality people that work for our school and their dedication to riding for the Rebel brand. It is clear that Rebel Pride runs deep in the Big Horn District 4! It is my goal to be the best resource possible for our staff and the community in ensuring that our schools provide the best possible education for our students. 

As we embark on this new academic year, I encourage you to actively engage in your child's education and become a vital part of our school community. Attend parent-teacher conferences, join our Booster club, and participate in school events whenever possible. Your involvement not only strengthens the bond between home and school but also reinforces the message that education is a collective effort and important.

In closing, I am humbled and honored to serve as your Superintendent. I believe that by working together, we can create a bright and promising future for our students, our community, and our beloved town. Please take the time to introduce yourself to me when you get the opportunity, I love meeting new people and look forward to working with you all. I wish you all a successful and fulfilling academic year, filled with growth, achievement, and endless possibilities.

Warmest regards and Go Rebels!


Jory Thompson

Superintendent of Big Horn County School District #4 



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Contact Information

Big Horn School District #4
416 S 3rd St.
Basin, Wyoming 82410
Phone: 307 568 2684
Fax: 307-568-2654